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    • 5 months ago

      kaori6
    • ​More Than a Feeling

      7 months ago

      kaori6

      Yesterday, my town experienced a terror that ended in loss. At this moment, it’s Saturday, November 28, 2015, 6 am. I have obligations that put me outdoors, scraping the ice off my car so that I can ensure my loved one is safely transported to their destination. I normally think it is the snow that tied the people of my city together. Today, it’s the hundreds of thousands of heavy hearts that do.

      I try not to think about what happened, but all I end up doing is thinking about it. The events rolling through my mind, thinking about the layout of the inside of a building I’ve been to numerous times, one I was planning on visiting soon. I try not to think about what the interior looks like now, and how I’ll never not remember what happened when I take those roads. I wonder about the people who still need care and treatment, and how they may not have anywhere else to go for it now. So I don’t sleep well, working off of 3 hours of sleep is not something I’m used to. I’m used to the safety of being in a city where my actions don’t effect anyone around me in a lasting manor. Where no one questions why you may not be smiling.

      The drive is quiet, between my passenger and I, and we’re only hearing the sounds of Tracadero on the car’s stereo. Its quiet outside as well, early morning on a Saturday doesn’t bring much in the way of traffic. The snow brings even less people, and the lack of sun doesn’t add any more in. I’m thinking about the officer that lost his life, who he might be. I didn’t know him, he guarded a different college campus than I attend. But there are people that do know him, have seen him. People who will be missing their favorite officer come Monday morning, a family who is no longer whole.

      The media has not released the names of the other two victims who have lost their life. I feel like I wouldn’t know any of them, personally, and I still hope that is going to be true. I think about all the loss I’ve felt, the people who won’t be spending any holidays or days off with the people they love the most. Instead, their hearts are broken. That I know of, I didn’t know any of the victims personally, but I feel that personal loss. I feel the same as I did when I found out that I’ve lost anyone I’ve lost in any community that I’m part of, even this one. Even though I didn’t know the individuals personally, I’m still affected by this person’s actions. Except this time, I’m in it. I can’t distance myself, because the loss is evident and consuming the town. People are enraged, questioning the tactics of authority, taking to social media and message boards to voice their frustration. Individuals who seem to be uneducated getting elated off of their inerudite opinions getting the mass’ attention, most of whom are nowhere close to this town, and have no connections here.

      Two weeks ago was the last incident, and since then, I’ve had a looming feeling. The first thing I did when I heard about Paris was contact my sister. She grew up here, and only recently moved away, and now she lives in a much larger city. I told her what I do anytime I feel uneasy about the future events due to the public: I told her to be safe. It was I that should have been careful. And I was.

      The sun is breaking, and I think about Burnie. I think about what he would say, what he has said about terrorists in the past. Burnie is someone I highly respect, and think a lot of. The speech during RT Podcast #214. We are not the monsters. We do not have to be afraid of the dark that the live in. Those words comfort me, but like the snow on the car when I have to get in it again, it has to be dealt with once more, when it builds up again.

    • The Fight

      1 year ago

      kaori6

      It has been a tough weekend for myself, and likely for any other fans out there as well. The news of Monty's passing hits my heart hard. I both loved and respected Monty, and though I didn't fully realize it when he was alive, I see how much I attempted to emulate and replicate his spirit and drive in the things I do. I'm not sure if there is a word in English to describe the feeling you get when your mind is occupied and worried about someone in a situation that you have nothing you can contribute to help. Even worse, when it is someone you feel like you know so well, but then does not know you. I've only met Monty once, at RTX 2012, when he was signing and taking pictures with Geoff, and I got the feeling that he was waiting for the moment that he could return to work. The man was a machine.

      I'm most impressed by the community. This is a group of people who are only connected by their shared love an interest in anything RT. Do you remember the first time you saw Monty's animation? I freaked out when I saw my favorite characters move in a way I knew was not within the game. Or the fight scene between Tex and the boys in Season 8? I have no idea how many times I've watched it, over and over, thinking that it was exactly the way it should have been. it was perfection. Remember when we all saw RWBY for the first time? In that panel, how overcome I was by something I had waited for months for, and it blowing me away. Now this weekend. Utterly helpless, we continued on, most of the community by contributing, some by just getting the word out. We will all see each other in 2015 at RTX, I hope. Today, though, we are all chained together by our combined broken hearts.

      I do hope you rest in peace. but I don't think you want to

    • RWBY Alamo Colorado Screening

      1 year ago

      kaori6

      Hey folks! I'm just curious to know if anyone else is going to this event! I am so excited to go, and brining along my lovely cousin and my mama. I had to stop watching RWBY due to school and work and life stuff, and I had plans to marathon it anyway, so this is right up my alley. I have never been to this facility, what's it like? Lemme know if you're going and maybe we can get a drink ;)

    • September 8th

      1 year ago

      kaori6

      Well, its been 8 years that I've been waiting for this day! FU, buddy! Man, that's pretty cool! smiley12.gif
      I've got to say, I love this website and it's content, the community is amazing and I hope to get more involved as the year goes on. If you want to follow my jourrney, this is a great place to start, and I will approve all friend requests, but feel free to follow me on Twitter as well, its @GrilledSheez!

    • End of July

      1 year ago

      kaori6

      Every now and then, I'll feel weird. Today is day two of that. I feel bad about myself and that I've not accomplished enough in my life yet, and for the most part, that's not true. Sure, comparatively, they certainly have a lot more going on, with kids and such. Then I start thinking about how happy I am...like right now. Talking about it helps, but as the aforementioned friends would normally be the people I would talk to, and they're always so busy, that kind of leaves them out of the loop. It doesn't help that this usually happens after drinking with them. Maybe it's time for another drinking hiatus. My best friend is having her birthday celebration on Friday, and then that kicks off what is usually a very drunk months of August and September. Perhaps I'll skip it? I'm not sure, just thinking out loud.

    • Alllllllllllll Right

      2 years ago

      kaori6

      So I didn't stay true to my word last week, but hey, its Tuesday and I'm here to make an update today! The last two weeks have just flown by, and I have been having some fun. I don't know about you all, but its sooooo hot here in Colorado. When I was in Austin, I used the AC like crazy, and I think it spoiled me, I can't seem to stop using it. According to my knowledge (that I got from Tiny Toons) it uses more gas. Also, it seems like a fan is not working so great on my new car, but to be honest, I am so thankful to have him, I'm actually looking forward to taking him in for his first oil change/service. Love that guy.

      Which leads me to my next point/question: Has anyone used the RT decals on their car? How was the experience? I've been putting off putting mine on my hood because I've got to get Will a wash first, and its been raining a lot, too. How would one search for users that have used the decals actually on their paint job, rather than their windows? Hmmm, I think I shall do some more research.

      Posting some RTX pictures tonight as well. I love them, but I'm keeping some of them for me. I am sad I couldn't meet Gus or Burnie again this year. I think I got lucky with meeting Burnie and Geoff and Jason at RTX 2012 That year, Gus was the first staff member I saw, but it was as he was walking somewhere and I was too scared to say anything. I also wanted to respect his time and schedule, he was swamped by a group of fans and definitely tying to get somewhere.

      How's it going for you all? Anyone doing anything cool as we get toward the end of summer?

    • Post RTX2014

      2 years ago

      kaori6

      I forgot to make a pre RTX journal this year, so I'll make a post RTX journal this time around. What a gift it was to see everyone and every fan around the convention center. Speaking of gifts, it was my pleasure to take my mom, my sister and my cousin into the city, and ensure they enjoyed their stay at the hotel. I love sharing this experience, this city, and this part of my life with them. My cousin is a young gun though, and couldn't make it to 6th Street. I've purchased way more than I wanted to, but spent less than I meant to. I saw and met people I've never seen or met before, which was lovely. Finally gave out some of my site cards, and hopefully I've made some new site friends that will comment on my stuff. I plan to be more active on the site (I know I say that every year) but this time I mean it! To prove it, I'll set a reminder every Tuesday to get it started, starting next Tuesday, hahaha!

      New semester (ovester) starts, I'll have 3 classes again, and I hope my choice at work for a choice schedule. I really want to start editing, so I'll also need a new computer, in addition to a camera. For someone who likes to live in the past, I sure have a bright future to look forward to.

  • Comments (479)

    • johnnyboy17

      1 year ago

      Thanks for accepting my request :)

    • BeardedTortuga

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day fellow Coloradan!

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Why thank you!

    • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day!!

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Thanks!!

    • t4ylornicole FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day! smiley1.gif

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Thanks!!

    • Gn0m3

      1 year ago

      Congrats on Feature

      • Fredster33 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        I agree with Gn0m3! smiley0.gif

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Thanks!

    • Dudemoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT_ON & RT_OTT admin

      1 year ago

      Happy day! You're the F-U! Enjoy!

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        LOL thanks!

    • Kiwi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold OCC Time Lord

      1 year ago

      Happy FU Day and Happy Belated Birthday! Mine was on the 7th, so yay for September Birthdays! smiley13.gif

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        High 5! September birthdays!!

    • KaiFarr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      happy featured user day!

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Thanks!!! <3

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      1 year ago

      Merry featured user day!

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Thank you so much! 'Tis a dream come true!

    • HighFive

      1 year ago

      We don't know each other, but congrats on FU, and a happy belated birthday.

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Hey, thanks, that's so sweet of you!

    • SwordsmanJeb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Just wanted to tell you, FU girl! Lol, grats on winning the website lotto.

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Haha! Thanks! <3

    • MarksNutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Congrats Sheila on being the FU of the day!

      • kaori6 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        Thanks bud! I didn't even know until about 2 hours ago! Pretty cool, I was having a right shit day before that!!!

    • InsaneMuadib

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the nice comment, I'm just doing what I can to help the community.

    • nrthstar

      5 years ago

      Seriously, I had to watch it twice just to make sure I had everything in the right order in my head. It's one of those vids I'm glad I'm not a dad yet.

    • cgrumler

      5 years ago

      I'm trying to get back into this RvB thing again. Just wanted to drop by and say "Hi". :)

    • drythe

      5 years ago

      hugs been a while =)

    • cgrumler

      6 years ago

      Annnnnnnd....... She's back.

      :)

    • Lorrry Rawrie

      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

      HER! smiley6.gif lol i'm gonna blame her if i do get sick x]

    • Lorrry Rawrie

      6 years ago

      Hope not!
      Or else i'm blaming DemonAkasha! smiley5.gif

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    • Lorrry Rawrie

      6 years ago

      No.... maybe... idk!
      <_<
      i am coughing alot... >_>

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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    • Lorrry Rawrie

      6 years ago

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    • Knives_Kill

      6 years ago

      Thank you for all those lovely comments.

    • xenophobe4q

      6 years ago

      Rams are gonna win the opener! Down with the Hawks!

    • FoxtrotFire

      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

      You demand it, eh?

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      6 years ago

      If a group can't even inform you about a DvD release of what the group is about, that group has just boarded the Fail Boat for a nonstop trip to eternity.

    • whtsnk58

      6 years ago

      I suppose you technically are, and yes, you did already mention that.
      Yeah, I know what you mean. We normally try to make at least one update a week, if not more, which is more than I can say for most of the groups I'm in.

    • whtsnk58

      6 years ago

      I'm not quite sure who you are, but thanks for the slew of comments and for joining the group.

    • TraptMeth

      6 years ago

      Yea i'm gonna sound like an idiot bur where is [RT Stalker]

    • TraptMeth

      6 years ago

      Oh Happy B-Day Then. And If I'm Ever Online I'll Send you a Friend Request

    • TraptMeth

      6 years ago

      I play more Old School games than i do the new ones. But i Still Can't Wait for the Beatles RockBand and Bioshock 2 =]

    • BreeBurrito9

      6 years ago

      It's the strangest thing. I was expecting buttloads of shock and pain, but I was surprised. He marked it, clamped it, and shoved the needle through, and the only thing I felt the entire time was slight pinching of skin, but like, a soft pinch, not an ouch pinch. There was just a bit of pressure when he slid the barbell through, and then after that, there were only mediocre little stings here and there. So all in all, basically it's a pain-free piercing.

      The only way to really hurt yourself with it is when you forget it's there and you rub or scratch on it by accident, and then it's slightly ouchie. Never lasts long though haha.

    • TraptMeth

      6 years ago

      THNX For the comments i really appreciate it

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      6 years ago

      Ask away lol

    • celldweller

      6 years ago

      hey

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      6 years ago

      I think it's cool ^^ It's good see another lady pic. I think it's on time too. I believe that the winner will be announced this coming Sunday, so you should be good. I'm Jackie, btw. Nice to meet you!

    • kriss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Lead Guardian

      6 years ago

      I like your Grifball pic!

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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    • technician

      6 years ago

      hello

    • V00deux

      6 years ago

      well, i've really been into The Airborne Toxic Event, After Midnight Project.... and i'm REALLY lovin' the new Rise Against album

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